Head of Planning

Recruiter
Lewis Davey
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
Circa £60k basic + Fantastic Benefits including Bonus
Posted
07 Nov 2019
Closes
07 Dec 2019
Ref
SL1095
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

We are looking for a highly accomplished, ambitious and determined Chartered Town Planner to join a team of property and infrastructure professionals in Oxfordshire. Their team of specialists provide a range of property consultancy and management advice to a wide range of clients in the Utilities and Infrastructure sectors. However this role is focused around dealing with surplus land, client's assets and gaining consents for a wide array of development types.

This is a fantastic opportunity to head up their planning team and support this developing, expanding business area and to work on a wide variety of schemes. Project work will vary from high-profile infrastructure developments across the UK, through to residential and mixed-use property schemes.

Leading a team of planners you’ll be providing town planning services to clients and colleagues. You’ll be working closely with their surveyors, environmental specialists and infrastructure teams to provide strategic advice on projects. You’ll review planning opportunities and provide strategic advice to clients enabling them to maximise opportunities from their property portfolio.

Your role will include submitting complicated planning applications but also local plan monitoring and representing sites into the local plan. You will negotiate planning conditions and S106 terms, and work with surveyors, clients and engineers on permitted development and related planning applications.

We are looking for a motivational leader. Someone who wants to grow and build something important. We are seeking the great skills that you know that you have and we want to showcase those skills to a fantastic client base. You’ll have great written and verbal communication skills, working closely with internal and external stakeholders. You’ll be client facing and have a track record of winning and delivering new work. You will be adept at preparing bids and tender submissions and be able to write and prepare fee proposals for the work you undertake and advise others when inputting into larger multi-disciplinary projects. You’ll be commercial and understand client needs and requirements when undertaking negotiations with stakeholders.

A highly competitive salary and benefits package is on offer for the right person. This including Annual Bonus, Pension, Private Healthcare, Business Mileage and Professional Development. Whilst this role is offered at Head of Planning level. Those who can demonstrate rapid progression are invited to apply, alongside those that have significant experience at this level. The personal skills outweigh experience and the right character is crucial in making this position a success.

This is a growing business that has been placed in “The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to work for” in 2017 and 2018. A career with them brings great opportunities to work with large and prestigious companies, leading organisations in their sectors.

Please enquire/apply in confidence to Shaun Lewis, Lewis Davey on 020 7859 4246 or shaun@lewisdavey.com – your CV will never be sent without your permission.

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